Jaleel White

Highest Rated: 100% Teenage Paparazzo (2010)
Lowest Rated: 14% Dumbbells (2014)
Birthday: Nov 27, 1976
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, USA
Jaleel White ascended to cult stardom during his early teenage years with a now-iconic portrayal of über-nerd Steve Urkel on the Friday-night ABC sitcom Family Matters (1989-1998). A veteran of television commercials and guest spots on various prime-time series from early childhood, White appeared as a regular on the short-lived CBS sitcom Charlie & Co. (1985-1986), starring Flip Wilson and Gladys Knight. The Urkel role, however, brought about his greatest popularity, and he landed it not long after the series first bowed in late September 1989 (appearing as early as the 12th episode). Though originally intended as a one-episode guest star, White generated massive popularity among audience members -- encouraging producers Tom Miller and Robert Boyett to rethink their strategy for the show. Urkel quickly became not only a fixture, but the program's lucky charm -- the wild card that turned it into a number one hit, much as the same producers had done with The Fonz, years prior, on Happy Days. Over the course of the program's run, White ascended to prominent billing (also mirroring the Fonzie situation). Unfortunately, as time passed, the Urkel characterization became increasingly difficult to sustain, thanks in no small part to White's accelerating age and height -- which dealt the series writers an incredibly difficult hand and forced them to figure out bizarre ways to work around this handicap (strategies included giving Urkel a "cool" alter-ego, Stefan, and affording that persona a great deal of screen time).The program wrapped in 1998, but in the meantime, White graduated from UCLA Film School, then moved into his heart's true calling -- that of screenwriting. He authored occasional teleplays for such venues as The Disney Channel and PBS, moved into big-screen work (with projects including a feature rewrite for director Joel Zwick), and continued to act on the side. Roles included lead billing in Damon Daniels' independent feature Who Made the Potatoe Salad? (2005) and a supporting contribution to the inspirational volleyball drama Green Flash (2008). He was in the low-budget Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus, and in 2011 he played a teacher in Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer. In 2012 the artist formerly known as Urkel competed on the 14th season of the popular ABC reality series Dancing With the Stars.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet When Vows Break Actor 2019
No Score Yet Ma fille, accusée de meurtre Actor 2017
No Score Yet Mommy I Didn't Do It Actor 2017
14% Dumbbells The Cult Leader 2014
No Score Yet Santa Con Paul Greenberg 2014
No Score Yet The Wrong Woman Actor 2013
No Score Yet 4Play Jamal 2013
No Score Yet Rhymes With Banana Actor 2012
19% Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer Mr. Todd $15.1M 2011
100% Teenage Paparazzo Actor 2010
No Score Yet Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus Dr. Terry McCormick 2010
No Score Yet Call of the Wild 3D Dr. Spencer 2009
No Score Yet Beach Kings Jason 2009
No Score Yet Miracle Dogs Too Leo 2007
No Score Yet Kissing Cousins Antwone 2007
78% Dreamgirls Talent Booker $103.4M 2006
No Score Yet Who Made the Potatoe Salad? Michael 2006
No Score Yet The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Actor 2003
No Score Yet Our Friend, Martin Teenage Martin 1999
35% Quest For Camelot Bladebeak 1998
No Score Yet Camp Cucamonga Dennis 1990

TV

CREDIT
63% Me, Myself & I
2017
Darryl
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Worst Cooks in America
2010-2018
Reality cast member
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
90% Bones
2005-2017
Officer Adams
  • 2017
No Score Yet Hollywood Darlings
2017
Himself
  • 2017
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014-2017
Panelist
  • 2016
  • 2015
80% Castle
2009-2016
Mickey Franks
  • 2015
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Nolan Fremont
  • 2015
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Kenny Greene
  • 2014
72% Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
Bob the Host
  • 2013
No Score Yet Total Blackout
2012-2013
Host
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Appearing Reality cast member
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Martin Thomas
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2012
92% Psych
2006-2014
Tony
  • 2012
  • 2009
No Score Yet Are We There Yet?
2010-2012
  • 2011
91% House
2004-2012
Porter
  • 2011
87% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Kevin Givens
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Game
2006-2015
Chris
  • 2007
No Score Yet Family Matters
1989-1998
Urkel/Urkel 2/Stefan Steve Urkel/Myrtle Urkel Steve Urkel Urkel/Stefan/Myrtle Steve/Stefan Steve Urkel/Stefan Urquelle Urkel/O.G.D. Steve Urkel/Stefan Urquelle/Myrtle Urkel Stefan Urquelle Myrtle Urkel Sir Steven
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Derek
  • 1995
No Score Yet Full House
1987-1995
Steve Urkel
  • 1991
No Score Yet The Jeffersons
1975-1985
Van
  • 1984

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